Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket »
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Retro / Vintage
Queensland Joey's Baby Silk yarn (60% wool, 20% Bamboo, 20% Silk); US#3 needles; butterfly buttons found at WalMart
What was your inspiration?
This is the coolest baby sweater ever. It is made in one piece -- really -- and after you have cast-off, all you have to do is sew top shoulder/sleeve seam. It can be made with a collar or a hood, and can be made in any size. This one is for my soon-to-arrive great niece or nephew.
What are you most proud of?
I finally made a sweater that will actually fit someone!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Read through all the directions carefully before you start. The pattern makes more sense as you go along and see how it evolves. Also, there are many photos in the instructions that let you see what the project looks like as it progresses.